Happy Bastille Day 2016 This picture represents my France. Many people don’t really know who are the Frenchies? Here you will find the France that I know. Last month, my friend Seda participated in a cultural campaign organized by the photographer Wafaa El Yazid. The photographic project calls #lesfrançais meaning #thefrenchies. I really like this project and want to share the face of real frenchies. France is the country of human rights, the Moliere language, the city of lovers with the best food in the world.
But it’s also around 50 ex-colonies which were french until 1962 when the last country became independent: Algeria, along with. With also the Francophone Africa where my parents come from. Unfortunately, France doesn’t want this cultural heritage. Oh, sorry we’re french and proud. Our grandfather went to war alongside their french compatriots! I love being french and I like sharing all my french goodies, but in Toronto I found another vision that must happen in France: “accept and love the difference”. Toronto is the most cosmopolitan city of North America. I’ve never seen so much mix in a place like in Toronto. The diversity is especially displayed everywhere. Communities mingle and enjoy each other. I can say the difference is an asset which generates more interest. Hopefully, one day, France will no longer reject its cultural heritage.
Well well, because dessert time is my precious moment, for celebrating Bastille Day, I wanted to share my fave (French or American) dessert decorated in blue/white/red: the French flag colors.
One more time to my Dear French people ‘Happy Bastille Day’